Washing car

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Washing car

Post by 147dave » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:41 pm

What’s every one use I have a few autoglym products that have been gifted. But looking to get set up with the two bucket method and grit Gards. And snow foam

Any advice what to get where to get it from. Etc

Thanks Dave
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Re: Washing car

Post by boristhebold » Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:19 am

One bucket. Sheepskin mit thing and whatever 5 litre car wash stuff was on offer at Halfords. I've gone thru the whole 'clay bar', 3 coats of polish thing and really didn't notice that much difference for all the extra effort. I give it a polish in Spring and that does me for the next 12 mths. (It's an 'appliance' for me, it gets me from A to B. I can't recall the last time i went out for a drive...just 'for a drive')

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Re: Washing car

Post by Chop » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:10 am

I use a hose and sponge about once per month, fewer times in winter. What's the point of spending a Sunday cleaning the car, only for it getting dirty on Monday? The Xcellence 18" wheels are a pain to clean, however, so I would appreciate any info on products that can make this easier.
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Re: Washing car

Post by Turkel » Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:38 am

Google Ultimate Finish Brands Hatch, they have it all & give advise been using them for years

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Re: Washing car

Post by HudsonJnr » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:04 am

I've only really used AutoGlym products when JetWashing my car. I have found that they get off most of the crap when you use a mit but dont leave any waxy feel to it so its common to scratching etc. I've just invested in TurtleWax Wash n Wax. Then I use the AutoGlym Magma whilst still slightly wet and then finish is off with AutoGlym Aqua Wax. Then dry off. Leaves a great shine and lasts quite a while.

I used to be that guy that washed his car every single week but the new method I only seem to do it every 3 weeks now due to the wax keeping most of the dirt and grime off.

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Re: Washing car

Post by Tec » Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:58 am

I feel like a Heathen. I tend to use half a dozen Romanian fella's at £14.99 once ever 2 months
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Re: Washing car

Post by That Jeff » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:04 pm

I just wash mine with water then every few months or so i use "Optimum Car Wax" its in a Blue spray bottle and about 25 quid on e-bay, hardly any effort to apply,good shine with UV protection that really does last, and it also does all the plastic trims without marking them
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